Welcome to the Shop for Museums Blog!

by Jennifer Hale on March 30, 2015

in Museum Funding, Museum Issues, Museums in the News, Shopping

The team at Shop for Museums welcomes you to our new and updated blog!

Shop for Museums knows that 850 million visits occur each year at museums in the United States. According to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), this is more than all major league sporting events PLUS theme park attendance combined. Museum attendance beat those numbers by almost double!

Yet, at the same time, most museums are not government funded and rely solely on community support. The AAM reports that in 2012, more than two-thirds of museums showed economic stress at their institutions.

15 years ago, a former science museum director saw a need to raise funds for national museums in a way that benefited both customers, museum patrons and museums themselves, and ShopforMuseums.com was born.

Shop for Museums is an online portal where you can shop with your favorite retailers and give a percentage of your purchase amount back to a museum or organization of your choice.

The company has officially re-launched this year with a new mission—to better serve our museum communities in need. Shop for Museums can’t wait for you to join us on the journey!

Click HERE to see a video of how the website works!

With over 1,300 retailers participating in Shop for Museums, you can shop hundreds of brand name online stores. The best part? We offer hundreds of discounts, deals and sales all in one place, plus exclusive coupons that aren’t available on any other platform!

Do you love museums as much as we do? Then join our mission to eliminate financial stress at our community museums, zoos, aquariums, parks and more. Go to shopformuseums.com and sign up (or use the portal anonymously), and with every online purchase you make through the site, a percentage will go to a museum of your choice for free.

Your local museums thank you in advance!

Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram (@ShopforMuseums) for more information on how you can support museums and organizations in your community.

We’re glad you are visiting our blog! Join us each week for a new post that will inform you on ways YOU can help museums raise money so they can continue to educate your community.

Written by Jenny Hale

Jenny Hale is a Public Relations graduate student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Hale is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management with degrees in Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management. Her minor is in Native American Studies. Hale spends her free time as a public relations and marketing consultant for local businesses, as well as managing local musicians. She is currently a marketing intern with Shop for Museums.


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